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glad·i·o·lus

 (glăd′ē-ō′ləs)
n. pl. glad·i·o·li (-lī, -lē) or glad·i·o·lus·es
1. also glad·i·o·la (-lə) Botany Any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus, native chiefly to tropical and southern Africa and having sword-shaped leaves and showy, variously colored, irregular flowers arranged in one-sided spikes. Also called sword lily.
2. Anatomy The large middle section of the sternum.

[Middle English gladiol, from Latin gladiolus, wild iris, diminutive of gladius, sword; see gladiator.]

gladiolus

(ˌɡlædɪˈəʊləs)
n, pl -lus, -li (-laɪ) or -luses
1. (Plants) Also called: sword lily or gladiola any iridaceous plant of the widely cultivated genus Gladiolus, having sword-shaped leaves and spikes of funnel-shaped brightly coloured flowers
2. (Anatomy) anatomy the large central part of the breastbone
[C16: from Latin: a small sword, sword lily, from gladius a sword]

glad•i•o•lus

(ˌglæd iˈoʊ ləs)

n., pl. -lus, -li (-lī), -lus•es for 1; -li for 2.
1. any plant of the genus Gladiolus, of the iris family, native esp. to Africa, having erect, sword-shaped leaves and spikes of flowers in a variety of colors.
2. the middle segment of the sternum.
[1560–70; < Latin: small sword, sword lily =gladi(us) sword + -olus -ole1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gladiolus - any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowersgladiolus - any of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated
iridaceous plant - any bulbous plant of the family Iridaceae
genus Gladiolus - gladiolas
2.gladiolus - the large central part of the breastbone
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
breastbone, sternum - the flat bone that articulates with the clavicles and the first seven pairs of ribs
Translations
estoquemesosternón

gladiolus

[glædɪˈəʊləs] N (gladiolus or gladioluses or gladioli (pl)) [ˌglædɪˈəʊlaɪ]gladiolo m

gladiolus

n pl <gladioli> → Gladiole f

gladiolus

[ˌglædɪˈəʊləs] ngladiolo
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